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Kyphosus bigibbus  Lacepède, 1801

Brown chub
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Philippines country information

Common names: Idek
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: scarce (very unlikely) | Ref: Werner, T.B. and G.R. Allen, 2000
Importance: | Ref:
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Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Found in Halsey Harbor, Culion Island (Ref. 48613) and Lanuza Bay (Ref. 104756).
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Werner, T.B. and G.R. Allen, 2000
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Kyphosidae (Sea chubs) > Kyphosinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); max. published weight: 1.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 2 - ? m (Ref. 35942)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 37°N - 41°S, 17°E - 109°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Antitropical; Red Sea, South Africa, western and eastern Australia, Lord Howe and Rapa islands, southern Japan and Ryukyu Islands. Records for countries in the tropical zone needs further confirmation.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Occasionally uniformly yellow, and rarely albino individuals occur (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found around exposed seaward reefs of isolated high islands such as the northernmost Mariana and Bonin Is. Feeds on Sargassum and Turbinaria algae. Valued as a food fish, but not in Hawaii (Ref. 3921).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
2.0   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (56 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High